Oppression: Redistributive Politics and Public Policy
This chapter examines how public policies — in particular spending by governments on social and health programs — can lead to oppressive practices and conditions.
Elizabeth McGibbon is a professor in the Faculty of Science at St. Francis Xavier University. Her publications describe how public policy created oppression deepens disadvantage and heightens privilege to create and sustain intergenerational health damage. An invited author in eight multiple edition books about critical applications in health, she authored (with Josephine Etowa) the first Canadian book to tackle health care racism: Anti-Racist Health Care Practice.